8th - 9th June 2019

The Head Gardener, the Victorian housewife, The Queen and her Consort: The Great Exhibition of 1851

The Head Gardener, the Victorian housewife, The Queen and her Consort: The Great Exhibition of 1851

9th Jun 2019 3pm - 4:30pm

at Kensington Gardens

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Event Details

This is the story of the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a celebration of manufacturing and innovation in the Victorian Age.  It begins in Kensington Garden's Italian Garden - Prince Albert's horiticultural love letter to his wife Queen Victoria.  The story unfolds as we stroll to the site of Joseph Paxton's 'Crystal Palace' which housed the Great Exhibition.  We glimpse a beautiful secluded garden and explore the impact of the many ideas and inventions of the Age on the Victorian home and gardens and the ongoing legacy of the Exhibition in the Museums of South Kensington.  Guests will be encouraged to visit Ennimore Gardens, Rutland Gate South Garden and the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Garden

Led by Hania Lubienska and Rachel Anthony